Students working with GSE Urban Teaching Fellows Present Youth in Action Research

The Graduate School of Education hosted the Youth in Action Research Presentations on Tuesday, May 1 at the Rutgers University Student Activities Center. Students who have been working closely with the Urban Teaching Fellows presented their research findings regarding issues that are of concern to them to promote social change within their community. Issues included school uniforms, drug and alcohol use and abuse among teens, school/community reputation, school theft/stealing, and school environment.  

Dr. Beth Rubin, Associate Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Social Studies Education Program and the Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) Urban Teaching Fellows Program, collaborated with researchers Mayida Zaal of Montclair State University and Jennifer Ayala of Saint Peters College as well as teachers Shana Stein, Brian Ford, Anne BaneyMilagros Harris, and Amir Billups from Newark and Montclair school districts to develop this project. Dr. Rubin was recently honored as a Fulbright scholar to teach and conduct research in Guatemala with focus on civic learning and civic identity development in Guatemalan youth.

Find out more about the GSE's Urban Teaching Fellows Program here and visit the Youth Participatory Action Research website to learn more about the program's curriculum here